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Old 02-07-2010, 04:27 PM
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Am sure this has been done to death before so apologies in advance...

But just wondering:

- what Sony device do you use?

- what headphones [make/model/type] do you prefer with your Sony Walkman?

- what is your generally preferred musical genre?

I think we all acknowledge that despite their faults, Sony MP3 players are among the best sounding, best value for the money MP3 devices available. I actually pity the legions of ripped-off Apple lemmings out there!

Given their generally excellent audio qualities, I am curious as to the specific equipment folks use with their Walkmans and what kind of music they most listen to...

I'll start:

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Sennheiser CX300 / In Ear
[though I am seriously looking to upgrade to the highly rated Maximo iMetal 590 IEMs...anyone use/own these or other Maximo models?]

Instrumental guitar / progressive rock / ambient trance

cheers and thanks for playing...
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:02 PM
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What Sony device do you use?

A Sony NWZ-A818 (8GB Flash Player)

What headphones [make/model/type] do you prefer with your Sony Walkman?

Sony MDR-J10 Clip On Headphones

What is your generally preferred musical genre?

Easy listening and pop
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:13 PM
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Sony X 1060

Sony ex500s, ie8s

Classic Rock/Punk/Folk
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:07 PM
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What Sony device do you use?
Sony S545- 16GB flash.

What headphones [make/model/type] do you prefer with your Sony Walkman?

Koss KSC75 clip-ons (with either flat EQ or flat w/a little Clear Bass) are my on-the-go 'phones, as they're small enough to quickly pack away when I get somewhere.(and they cost less than $6)

Around the house, Sennheiser PX100 are my preferred. Over the head yet light as can be....and I do use a custom EQ with them. They also collapse into a hard case like my Koss do, but the PX100 case can put some strain on cable connections if you wrap the wires too tight, so I generally keep them home.

And I do occasionally use my Grado SR60i full-size headphones with my Sony.....flat EQ with +2 on the Clear Bass) but I usually pair those 'phones with either my computer or my Samsung Q2 instead.

What is your generally preferred musical genre?

On my Walkman right now...Acid Jazz,Acoustic, Alt. Rock, Alt. Rock Britpop, Alt. Rock Grunge, Alternative, ALternative and Punk, Ambient, Chillout,Classical, Classic rock, Downtempo, Electronic, Emo, Folk/rock, Fusion, Grunge, Guitare, Heavy metal, Indie, Indie rock, Instrumental rock, Industrial, Jazz, Metal, Other, Pop, Prog rock, Psychedelic rock, Psytrance, R&B, Rock, rock/pop, soundtrack, Trip-hop, World.

I know you said preferred, but I usually use the Walkman on shuffle all.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:20 PM
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@ dreamnine, CDMP3PlayerFan, Marvin

Thanks for playing! Seems you 3 are the only ones interested...Must be my breath...

@ marvin:

Nice eclectic collection you have there - almost exactly mirrors my own! Seriously!

Would love to trade PMs with you on fave bands in some genres...Am always on the lookout for new bands/stuff.

Slightly OT, but re: music genres...

Don't you think we [collectively] have taken things a bit too far? Aren't there simply too many sub-genres these days? I find it sooo tough to draw the line for my own music...

For instance, Heavy Metal is sub-divided into a million different genres.

Does it really matter? Doesn't this overly complicate things?

Personally, I find I try to stay with as high a level of genre classification as possible among my collection with 350+ distinct artists.

But the temptation to be slightly more specific and granular is sometimes too strong.

e.g. Acoustic Alchemy. I file them under the broad heading of Jazz. Not instrumental, not Acoustic or New Age or anything else...

I understand the logic and the human desire to want to categorize and pigeon-hole everything in our lives. But 20-30 different sub-genres for Heavy Metal is kind of silly isn't it?

What do you think?

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Old 02-09-2010, 12:06 AM
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lestatar-
Quite right, way too many sub-genres. I don't bother going in and changing them though, or else my list could have been much shorter. Instead I chuckle at the many different categories that appear.

One day I fired up MP3Tag, just to look at the list of categories available....and for one album, I simply chose the one that made me laugh..."Booty Bass"...for, of all things, the "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack.

Your Acoustic Alchemy example.....I have mp3 rips of four of their albums, interestingly, only one of the four has a date and genre listed...said genre being jazz. I suppose some would insist upon calling them "contemporary" jazz, but since I don't have a huge jazz collection, no need to subcategorize.

I actually only sort my music files on my hard drive by codec. Any other sorting can be done by MediaMonkey.

And I would be open to music discussion/discovery, even given the sorry state of my finances.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:33 AM
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Quite right, way too many sub-genres. I don't bother going in and changing them though, or else my list could have been much shorter. Instead I chuckle at the many different categories that appear.

One day I fired up MP3Tag, just to look at the list of categories available....and for one album, I simply chose the one that made me laugh..."Booty Bass"...for, of all things, the "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack.

Your Acoustic Alchemy example.....I have mp3 rips of four of their albums, interestingly, only one of the four has a date and genre listed...said genre being jazz. I suppose some would insist upon calling them "contemporary" jazz, but since I don't have a huge jazz collection, no need to subcategorize.

I actually only sort my music files on my hard drive by codec. Any other sorting can be done by MediaMonkey.

And I would be open to music discussion/discovery, even given the sorry state of my finances.

<LOL> about the Booty Bass...actually kinda appropriate...

As to music chat, look for a PM from me real soon...

cheers!
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- what Sony device do you use?
Sony X1000

- what headphones [make/model/type] do you prefer with your Sony Walkman?
Radius Woody Earbuds

- what is your generally preferred musical genre?
Audiophile Pop
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:14 PM
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NWZ-A818

MDR-EX082s that came with the 818

house music and EDM
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- what Sony device do you use?
Sony X1000

- what headphones [make/model/type] do you prefer with your Sony Walkman?
Radius Woody Earbuds

- what is your generally preferred musical genre?
Audiophile Pop
thanks for playing a_tumiwa...

how do you like those Radius Woodys? Very cool looking and unique, but how is the sound? Are they bass heavy or more neutral/flat sounding?

and may i ask - what exactly is audiophile pop? Examples?

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Old 02-10-2010, 12:40 AM
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Of genres I can be very eclectic or quite schizophrenic depending on how I'm feeling.

I can go from listening to the Clash to Cat Stevens to Dokken to the Decemberists quite happily within a couple hours.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:55 AM
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Of genres I can be very eclectic or quite schizophrenic depending on how I'm feeling.

I can go from listening to the Clash to Cat Stevens to Dokken to the Decemberists quite happily within a couple hours.
Dreamnine:

You are my brotha from anotha motha!

I feel the same way and often love to listen to stuff on full shuffle...you get some really great/often inspired/sometimes strange song combinations...

Shuffle is one of humanity's great achievements! <lol>

Variety is indeed the spice of life - I pity those poor folks who limit themselves to certain genres of music....they have no idea what they are missing.

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NWZ-S639F 16GB Flash ISkin Cerulean X1 Earbuds while on the go, at home; Bose Triport Headphones (over ear, not on ear) I try not to use my larger headphones with smaller players. I usually listen to Electronica, Dance, House, but I also listen to Classical and Alternative Rock
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Shuffle is great because it saves you from having to make up your mind what to listen to, and it can also keep your collection fresh. A song will pop up, and you'll think, "wow! I haven't heard that in a while!" and then maybe you'll be inspired to dig that band's music out.

I shuffle with my Sony, and do album listening with Mediamonkey running into the home stereo. My Q2 I either do album listening or podcasts, and it remains to be seen how I will use the Clip+ when it gets here, shuffle, or album by album....depends on how the ReplayGain works for me.
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Dreamnine:

You are my brotha from anotha motha!

I feel the same way and often love to listen to stuff on full shuffle...you get some really great/often inspired/sometimes strange song combinations...

Shuffle is one of humanity's great achievements! <lol>

Variety is indeed the spice of life - I pity those poor folks who limit themselves to certain genres of music....they have no idea what they are missing.

cheers!
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I agree about shuffle, it keeps the music from getting boring. It's rare that I listen to an album straight through except for the first time. In fact, it rare that I have any entire album on my player.

One feature my player has that I enjoy is "Time Machine Shuffle,"
it picks a random year and randomly plays all of the songs from that year. It provides an interesting glimpse of what type of music was around in a year, and it can provide some interesting combinations. For example, in 1971 I got the following songs:

- Without You by Nilsson
- L.A. International Airport by Susan Raye
- Rainy Days And Mondays by Carpenters
- It's Too Late by Carole King
- Colour My World by Chicago
- Me And You And A Dog Named Boo by Lobo
- Timothy by The Buoys
- Too Much Attention by Gilbert O'Sullivan

I agree that limiting yourself to specific genre of music can cause you to miss other great songs. Although easy listening and pop are my two favorite genres, I tend to listen to many different genres of music, from classical to rock. About the only genres I don't care for are heavy metal and rap, and even with those two genres there is likely to be a song or two in each of them that I might like (for example, "Weird Al" Yankovic has a few rap parodies that I like, such as "White And Nerdy" and "I Can't Watch This").
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OK, since I have to introduce myself

- what Sony device do you use?

S639F, and my W995 Walkman phone (which has fantastic SQ, btw)

- what headphones [make/model/type] do you prefer with your Sony Walkman?

Sennheiser CX 300

- what is your generally preferred musical genre?

mostly rock/metal
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OK, I'll play.
Players: X1061, A728 & 2 S639's
Headphones: Sony mdr ex85's
Favorite genre: (other then at Christmas time) 80's pop.
However if you actually break down the main the genres that made up the Billboard top 100 charts during the 80's you will find pop, rock, country and r&b all on the same chart. I really wish today's music on the radio was not so segregated.
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Nice post snipped....
hey CDMP3PlayerFan:

Man, that Time Machine shuffle sounds like a great feature!

While the obvious onus is on the user to make sure their music library is properly tagged, the benefit in this case is overwhelming incentive to shape things up and get organized...

tres cool feature...wish I had it on my device...

Of course, one COULD make playlists with stuff by year then use shuffle, but then you kinda lose that element of on-device randomness...

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OK, since I have to introduce myself

- what Sony device do you use?

S639F, and my W995 Walkman phone (which has fantastic SQ, btw)

- what headphones [make/model/type] do you prefer with your Sony Walkman?

Sennheiser CX 300

- what is your generally preferred musical genre?

mostly rock/metal
ACJimbo:

Welcome to the abi forums and thanks for playing the survey...

While I've only been here for a couple of months, I have found abi to be populated with tons of nice, knowledgeable folks, all willing to lend a hand or an ear.

A ton of great info here and on the abi site

Always nice to see another non-lemming, Apple free human!

cheers and have fun here...
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OK, I'll play.
Players: X1061, A728 & 2 S639's
Headphones: Sony mdr ex85's
Favorite genre: (other then at Christmas time) 80's pop.
However if you actually break down the main the genres that made up the Billboard top 100 charts during the 80's you will find pop, rock, country and r&b all on the same chart. I really wish today's music on the radio was not so segregated.
dmnoland:

Thanks for piping in...

You make an interesting observation...check out a few of the posts on this thread...we make the exact same observation re: music "segregation."

IMHO, music classification has def gotten WAAAY too granular....

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